It’s 2016, yet in the United States today, reproductive health care is being censured by State lawmakers and governors. Planned Parenthood is victim to forces that want to diminish it. The resulting fallout from reduced access to reproductive health services hurts women’s health, especially the health of poor women. A recent analysis showed that de-funding Planned Parenthood clinics was associated with a drop in number of claims for LARC methods with a corresponding increase in the number of births.
Many people get their health news from the media, which may relay information that is incorrect or, more often, incomplete. Anyone who checks social media, or any media for that matter, has learned about Charlie Sheen—HIV-infected but with undetectable levels of virus in his serum—and how he had condom-less sex
Birth control, even today, inhabits the center of the storm on some issues. In the ongoing microcephaly epidemic that may be linked to Zika virus epidemic, call for better access to reproductive health services such as birth control are under heavy debate. And a recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on using birth control as part of a strategy to reduce a woman’s risk for fetal-alcohol syndrome sparked angry media responses. Controversy is not new to reproductive health providers, but buried in this particular set of controversies is an important message: contraceptives can help reduce the risk for birth defects.
The “Contraceptive Technology” conferences will help you synthesize the data and translate the evidence into clinical “pearls” you can put directly into practice. With an array of Preconferences delving into selected specialty areas of interest, plenary sessions focusing on the “hottest” topics, a thought-provoking luncheon presentation, and 30 dynamic, interactive Concurrent Sessions, including hands-on workshops…this conference is certain to improve your clinical practice and expand your network of colleagues. Read more